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U.S. Government Information: WR 6/11/22

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

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This page is an attempt to provide current awareness of federal government reports and activities. The page will be updated weekly to provide links to important, newsworthy, or interesting material published during the previous week. The goal is to keep the links to a manageable number for readers, not to be a comprehensive listing. All links are captured in the Internet Archive if possible, and a list of earlier roundups is available.

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Press releases : June 11 - June 17

6/13 - Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Keynote Address at ADL-McCain Institute Domestic Violent Extremism Policy Summit (DOJ)

6/13 - FAA Requires SpaceX to Take Over 75 Actions to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Planned Starship/Super Heavy Launches (FAA; direct to project page)

6/13 - ICE announces new policy to protect the civil rights of all individuals including press freedoms (ICE; direct to policy)

6/15 - Census Bureau Announces New Business Trends and Outlook Survey (Census; direct to survey page)

6/15 - DOE Releases Strategy for Building Cyber-Resilient Energy Systems (DOE; direct to strategy)

6/15 - EPA Announces New Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals, $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Strengthen Health Protections (EPA; direct to advisories page)

6/15 - Reviewing and Revising Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (WH; see also, OMB Statistical Programs & Standards page)

6/16 - Secretary Mayorkas Directs DHS To Reform Employee Misconduct Discipline Processes (DHS)

6/16 - FTC Report Warns About Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Online Problems (FTC; direct to report)

6/16 - Copyright Claims Board Officially Opens to Hear Claims (LOC)

6/16 - Archiving the Ocean Biodiversity Information System-USA (OBIS-USA) (NCEI)

6/17 - Interior Department Revokes Secretary's Order that Wasted Taxpayer Funds, Interfered with Litigation Processes (DOI; note: it appears the decrees index page has already been removed, though the underlying pages are live as of 6/19. The 6/14/22 capture in IA provides access to the document collection links; I’ve captured all summary pages and select pdf documents.)

6/17 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released for Projects to Mitigate Transborder Water Pollution (EPA; direct to documents page)

6/17 - FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age (FDA)

6/17 - Watergate Trial Records Digitized Ahead of Scandal’s 50th Anniversary (NARA; direct to website)

Bills Signed into Law : June 11 - June 17

Information below is from Date listed is date signed into law, and the description is an abbreviated version of bill summary available on that website.

6/13 - H.R.3525, Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act - establishes a Commission to study the potential creation of a museum in Washington, DC

6/16 - S.2201, Supply Chain Security Training Act of 2021 - requires the Federal Acquisition Institute to develop a training program for officials with supply chain risk management responsibilities at federal agencies

6/16 - S.3580 Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 - revises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission to promote the growth and development of U.S. exports

6/16 - S.4160 Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022 - authorizes the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect immediate family members of the Chief Justice, any Associate Justice, or any officer of the Supreme Court

Congressional Budget Office / Congressional Research Service / Government Accountability Office : June 11 - June 17

Miscellaneous : June 11 - June 17

6/13 - Select Subcommittee Releases New Pandemic Relief Fraud Figures in Advance of Hearing with Federal Watchdogs (Congress; direct to report; see also, hearing page)

6/13 - Countering Foreign Influence Longitudinal Study (DHS; note: appears to be deleted from website as of 6/19; archived copy available in Internet Archive)

6/13 - Founded cases: 1) Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gotlieb's twitter account was deleted; 2) Alienation of federal email records created or received by Sec. Clinton (2009-2013) from the State's official recordkeeping system. Potential alienation of email records created or received by former Secretaries of State dating back to Sec. Albright (NARA Unauthorized Dispositions)

6/14 - Chairwoman Maloney, Rep. Tlaib, and Committee Democrats Push to Include the “Middle Eastern or North African” Response Category in U.S. Census, Federal Data (Congress)

6/14 - Use of Force Data 2013 - Oct 2021 (NPS FOIA)

6/15 - Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals (WH; see also, fact sheet and Equality Caucus statement)

6/15 - Supreme Court Dismisses Bid by G.O.P.-Led States to Defend Trump Immigration Plan (via New York Times, with link to source document)

6/16 - Memorandum on the Establishment of the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse (WH; see also, fact sheet)

6/17 - Series of 10 CBP/ICE recommendations memos released in Publications Library (DHS; note – initially published to main Publications Library, then deleted/moved to CRCL section)